Germany is country which has a population of 81.879.976. It has a area of 357.111,91 km^2 and nine bordering countries, for example Poland, Czechia, Denmark and Belgium.
The capital of Germany is Berlin. Berlin is a very beautiful city, with a lot of landmarks. The most famous landmark is the “Brandenburg Gate”. It was built in 1788 and finished three years later in 1791. On the one hand “The Brandenburg Gate” is a national symbol of history in Berlin, Germany and Europe, but on the other hand it tagged the border of East and west Berlin. After 1990 it started to be a symbol of the reunion in Berlin.
nfortunately the German past is scarred by the Second World War from 1939 til 1945. Many people, especially Jews got murdered and the people had to live under control by a dictator named Adolf Hitler.
Today Germany recovers from an economic crisis. The Chancellor of Germany is called Angela Merkel.
Approximately one-fifth of the land is maintained as pasture and meadows. About 27% of the total area is covered by forest. Poland is a mainly flat country: most lies at an altitude of less than 200 metres above sea level. However, the high Tatra and Carpathian mountain ranges in the south rise to a peak of 2,499 metres at Rysy on the Slovakian border. The fertile country – 47% of which is arable land – is traversed by large and slow moving rivers such as the Vistula, Odra and the Bug. The largest lakes, are Lake Sniardwy and Lake Mamry in Masuria, and Lake Lebsko and Lake Drawsko in Pomerania.
Those who live in Poland as well as those who visit it for a short period cherish the country’s beauty and diversity. During balmy summer days they enjoy spending time at the Baltic seashore, and during bright winter days they hurry up to the mountains for skiing holidays or vacations. Those who love hiking, horse riding, rowing, or simply camping and relaxing at a lake with one’s friends will, too, find plenty of charming, well-equipped, and affordable places to go.
Poland’s most important natural resources are hard coal and lignite, copper, zinc and lead ores, silver, sulphur, salt, rock salt, building stone, natural gas and oil.
Poland is a country deeply steeped in history and tradition. Its people keenly remember the most important bygone events that have shaped their fatherland and they treasure monuments, museums, castles and historical venues that remind them of their both great and oftentimes poignant past. Especially fresh is the memory of the Solidarnosc movement and its crucial and greatly consequential contribution to the demise of the Soviet rule over Central and East Europe, as well as to the breakdown of the Soviet Union itself.
Poland became the first of the central European countries to overthrow communist rule in 1989. It is the most populous state in central Europe. In 1989 it was on the verge of economic collapse, weighed down by massive foreign debt. Today, it is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe and a significant trading partner for the UK. On 13 December 2002 Poland completed negotiations to join the European Union. It signed an Accession Treaty in April 2003 and, following the public support shown in the referendum held on 8 June 23, a full member of the European Union on 1 May 2004. It became a member of NATO on 12 March 1999.
• Balearic Islands (Majorca – Spain)
]The Balearic Islands are an archipelago of Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea, near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula.
The four largest islands are: Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera. The archipelago forms an autonomous community and a province of Spain, with Palma as the capital. The co-official languages in the Balearic Islands are Catalan and Spanish. The current Statute of Autonomy declares the Balearic Islands as one nationality of Spain.
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España), is asovereign state and a member state of the European Union. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and north east by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.
It is one of three countries (Morocco, France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Spain’s 1,214 km (754 mi) border with Portugal is the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco, plus Alborán, Chafarinas Islands, Alhucemas, Vélez de la Gomera and other small islets including Perejil. Furthermore, the town of Llívia is a Spanish exclave situated inside French territory. With an area of 505,992 km2 (195,365 sq mi), Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the fifth largest country in Europe.
Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian peninsula around 35,000 years ago. It came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania. In the Middle Ages it was conquered by Germanic tribes and later by the Moors to the south. Spain emerged as a unified country in the 15th century, following the marriage of the Catholic Monarchs and the completion of the centuries-long reconquest, or Reconquista, of the peninsula from the Moors in 1492. Spain became an influential global empire in the early modern period, being one of the first countries to colonize the New World and leaving a legacy of over 500 million Spanish speakers today, making it the world’s second most spoken first language.
Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the thirteenth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP. Spain also has high living standards with the tenth-highest quality of life index rating in the world as of 2005. It is a member of the United Nations, NATO, OECD, and WTO.